The country’s oldest city-regional publication, Los Angeles magazine is looking for an editor-in-chief. This is a big job, and it requires a big skill set.
You need to be a talented story editor with the ability to hone articles big and small, from snappy blurbs to deeply-reported long-form pieces. You need to be able to spot talented writers and be a talented writer yourself. You need to be able to generate story ideas at will, have a sharp eye to help back the copy editor, and be organized to enough to oversee trafficking while also overseeing the digital team as it grows our audience.
Keeping to a tight budget, making deadlines, writing sharp headlines—they’re all basic requirements. Knowing what makes a layout click and coming up with design concepts to help the talented art team are essentials as well. You also need to really know Los Angeles, a city that’s too often reduced to clichés. This is a complex metropolis, and it deserves knowledgeable coverage of its dynamic art and food scenes, its complex demographics, it sometimes-opaque city government, and much, much more. Can you do all of this and inspire your readers and staffers alike? Then we’d like to see your résumé.
Working knowledge of InCopy and InDesign
Working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
Extensive experience assigning and editing stories of more than 1800 words
Extensive experience assigning and editing short-form stories.
Extensive experience writing headlines and subheads.
Extensive knowledge of Los Angeles—its food and art scenes, its culture, geography, political landscape, environmental issues, and more.
Strong copy-editing and proofing skills.
Must be able to balance a budget and know how to use spreadsheet software such as Excel.
Knowledge of WordPress preferred.
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